The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.
The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.
It’s too easy to be cynical, but The Hydro makes the best of modern arena reality
I’ve observed its construction in the faraway distance from my kitchen window – a massive, flying-saucer-like building gradually pieced together by ant-sized workmen in hi-vis jackets, the new dominant feature on already eerily modernist Clyde-side. And…